04-02-13 | Blog Post

Online Tech Exibits PCI Hosting Solutions at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibit (IRCE) 2013

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Online Tech is exhibiting PCI hosting solutions at booth #108 at the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibit (IRCE) 2013 in Chicago, IL, Breaking Barriers Toward a New Retail Economy. Hosted at the McCormick Place West, the event spans June 4-7, and is the world’s largest e-commerce event. The event draws 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries.

The extensive agenda includes 220 speakers, 120 sessions and 6 workshops covering e-retail topics such as:

  • Maximizing the effectiveness of rapidly evolving, consumer-empowering interactive technologies and social media platforms
  • Designing search marketing strategies for success in an increasingly competitive and demanding search environment
  • Seizing the opportunity to establish a viable global footprint as e-commerce continues to render the borders between national markets meaningless
  • Targeting on-the-go consumers with the latest mobile technologies and marketing developments
  • Dismantling internal barriers within an organization to facilitate more profitable web-based businesses
  • Exceeding expectations in order fulfillment and delivery of ever-more-demanding web shoppers
  • Exploring the top financial, operational and legal issues today’s e-commerce executives must master

Featured keynote addresses and speakers include:


Keynote Address: Spanning the Globe for E-Commerce Opportunity
Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten

Rakuten is leading the way in how to become a global e-commerce brand. It operates Japan’s largest shopping mall, with more than 100 million items for sale and sales in excess of $14 billion. The third largest b2c online marketplace company in the world, Rakuten owns the US-based Rakuten.com Shopping, No. 36 in the Internet Retailer Top 500.

Hiroshi Mikitani, Rakuten’s visionary and dynamic founder and CEO, will lay out the strategy behind Rakuten’s approach and explain what companies must do to become true competitors in today’s global, Internet-based economy.

Special Guest Speaker: The Global View: The Internet, Business and The Worldwide Opportunity
Al Gore, Director, Apple Inc.; Senior Adviser, Google

Few business or political leaders have the insight into the role of the Internet as Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States and a visionary who has helped shape public policy and focus public attention on such cutting-edge topics as e-commerce, information technology and climate change. As Senator and then Vice President, Mr. Gore was a leader in converting the Internet from a closed Department of Defense research network into an open, commercial one. Mr. Gore is a respected investor in a wide array of web technologies through his Generation Investment Management firm and as partner in the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers.

Today, Al Gore is chairman of The Climate Reality Project, serves on the Board of Directors of Apple and is a senior strategic adviser to Google. Few people are more qualified to provide insight into how the Internet will continue to break the barriers to a one-world globe and what businesses need to do to make sure they remain competitive with companies all over the world.

Mindy GrossmanKeynote Address: How Boundaryless Retail Drives 21st Century Success
Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer, HSN Inc.

Few large retailers have done a better job of overcoming institutional barriers to multi-channel commerce than HSN Inc., No. 26 in the Internet Retailer Top 500, with nearly $1.5 billion in online sales. While other players are struggling with bolting on another service or adding another device, HSN has systematically broken down the organizational silos that stand in the way of what CEO Mindy Grossman calls “Boundaryless Retail.” Mindy will describe how HSN has evolved far from its roots as a TV shopping channel into an integrated network of experiences that combines content, community and commerce, engaging consumers wherever and whenever they choose to shop. HSN’s robust digital strategy, which includes the HSN Arcade gaming portal and an active social media presence, is generating fast-growing sales via the web, mobile and tablet while driving consumer excitement and engagement with the brand.  Mindy will speak about how HSN is defining this new era of Boundaryless Retail and what it takes to break through the barriers to success in the 21st Century retail world.

Find out more and get a link to register here.

Online Tech’s PCI hosting supports the e-commerce, franchise, e-retail and PCI software as a service (SaaS) industries with secure, QSA-approved solutions, including:

  • PCI Clouds, from fully managed to secure and private clouds.
  • PCI Servers, with high availability power and network infrastructure to ensure cardholder data availability.
  • PCI Colocation, with both monitored and managed options.

Read more about the physical, technical and network security that our PCI compliant data centers provide in order to protect sensitive cardholder data to meet PCI DSS compliance standards.

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